Wednesday, February 1, 2012

Back to the fuchsia


          For me, February is going to be filled with fuchsia nail polish. Towards the end of January, that was all I was looking for. Can you believe that I had no fuchsia colors in my collection? I think I fell out of love with fuchsias and berry tones for quite a while. The situation was remedied by a trip to Ulta. The two colors I pulled off the nail polish racks were: OPI Koala Bear-y and OPI You're a Pisa work. I was tickled pink with the names! In this post I'll show my review and swatches of these two colors.


           Both OPI Koala Bear-y and OPI You're a Pisa work are fuchsia cremes. They look quite similar in the bottle too, as you can see. OPI Koala Bear-y is a slightly cooler and more berry toned. OPI You're a Pisa work is closer to pink. You can see from my swatch below that it seems ever so slightly warmer than Koala Bear-y. However, these differences are minute and in certain lights I can't tell the difference! Both have opaque formulas. One coat can be enough if I'm feeling impatient. Normally I still do two coats for good measure. The formula of OPI Koala Bear-y was amazing. It's what OPIs are supposed to be like. It spreads well and levels well. OPI You're a Pisa work was good, but not as stellar as its counterpart. The formula was a little thicker and drags a little more. However, it is just a minor issue.


          Can you tell which is which?

OPI Koala Bear-y (left two) and OPI You're a Pisa work (right two)
          I'm 'new' to fuchsia, but I really like how it works with my skin tone. I think it's a more flattering bright than hot pink or candy pink of a similar intensity. Overall, I'm glad to have both of Koala Bear-y and You're a Pisa work. They're  similar in color, but I have no problem with my decision to get both. I think that instead of having a balanced collection, focusing on shades you love is better because 1) you will wear them and 2) the nuances are meaningful to you. My current favorite of the two is Koala Bear-y. I'm favoring berry-blue tones at the moment! Finally, I may like fuchsia nails, but I haven't made the leap to lips yet. While the color is so optimistic and happy on the nails, I think it is intimidating on the face!

          Thanks for reading! How do you feel about fuchsia colors? What kind of pinks flatter your skin-tone? What is your nail color trend for this month? Let me know!

Love, Dovey.

25 comments:

  1. My fingers and toes are the only places where I wear Fuschia!

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  2. Love it! Most likely to wear it on my lips <3

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    1. I always admire your daring approach to makeup!

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  3. It's the perfect February colour, right? Bright, happy-just what you need to get through it. I hate February-it's just drags winter for me. I've picked Fuchsia lips as my go to colour for this month, but now I need to pull out my fuchsia polish too!

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    1. Hi Tracy--- that's such a good description. It is a pick me up during the month you're aching for spring!

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  4. Love Koala Bear-y, I might get it next time I'm on the market for nail polish! You're such an enabler :)

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    1. Eep! I don't think you'll be disappointed though :)

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  5. I don't have any fuchsia cream polishes. Or wait, maybe one? I like it, though I don't buy it often...probably because I feel like I have a lot of them, even when I clearly don't! Must be remedied :P

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    1. What a complex train of thought concerning a color! I couldn't believe I didn't have one either. I like the color a lot!

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  6. I love fuchsia! I think it looks so flattering across a wide range of skin tones! Koala Bear-y is now going on my wishlist :)

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    1. I only regret that I didn't discover that earlier. I guess fuchsia just looks intimidating because it's a bit loud!

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  7. Yay, love fuchsia on nails.

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  8. I like fuchsia. It's very eye catching.

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  9. i LOVE koala berry. one of my top favorite nail polishes of all time. it is such a flattering color.

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    1. *High five!* I'm so happy I stumbled upon it :)

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  10. Gahh! You showed Koala Berry in another post and I said I wanted it then and I still want it. MUST GET THE PRETTY. lol ;)

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  11. These are just beautiful! I love fuchsia polish, should wear it more often. Mostly I reach for a taupe or classic nude color lately, I should definitely change that ;)

    I really like OPI Miami Beet, which is more muted.

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    1. Hi MarisLily, I've seen swatches of Miami Beet on blogs in the past; I agree it's also a very very pretty color!

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  12. Oh, they are quite uplifting! Not sure if they'll work with my skin tone in the same way. I'll have to pull out Chanel Pulsion or NARS Schiapp to see if they're fuchsia enough. :)

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    1. Pulsion? Schiap? Would love to have those in my collection. I've pondered a need for Schiap many a time :)

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  13. Both OPI fuchsia nail colors are lovely! I have yet to pick a fuchsia that flatters my fair skintone though...

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